Arredondo Guides’ Cats to Game One Win, Nighthawks Take Game Two

NAMPA Idaho – Central Washington Baseball split its two games against Northwest Nazarene on Saturday. ryan arredondo he guided the ‘Cats to a 7-2 victory in the first game. In the second game, the Nighthawks scored in the bottom of the seventh for a 6-5 win.

“In the first game, I thought we played to our skills. Dondo did a great job, staying low in the zone, landing off-speed and controlling the game. We turned a couple of double plays. We had some clutch hits late in the game. That’s the kind of game we’re capable of always doing if we play that way.”

“In the second game, Reid was doing a good job throwing strikes when we needed him too. We took the lead, then we hit a guy and walked him to lead off the inning. Two guys with no outs and we got out of it, but he gave up front”.

Added Storey: “The dropped ball hurts, give credit to his boy, with two strikes he cuts it and puts it in play. He jumps on Love’s head and the game is over. We just need to be consistent and play the way we can.”


  • In the fourth inning, love trenton he hit an RBI single to center field giving the ‘Cats a 1–0 lead.
  • The ‘Cats scored five runs in the eighth inning. austin ohland extended Central Washington’s lead with a double down the left-field line. Trevor Tripoli he came up and hit a double to left field that drove in two more runs and gave the ‘Cats a 6–0 lead.
  • The Nighthawks responded in the bottom of the eighth with a home run and an RBI single to cut the deficit to four.
  • Ohland added another run for Central Washington with an RBI single and Drew Richardson he shut down the Nighthawks securing the 7-2 win.



  • ryan arredondo he got his first win of the season. He pitched 7.1 innings, allowing just one run and striking out three batters. Drew Richardson came in to close out the game and went 1.2 innings striking out one batter.


  • Northwest Nazarene took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, Shane Jamison hit an RBI single to left field. Kailer Saunders hit a sacrifice fly that scored Deal and put the Nighthawks up 2–0.
  • Hinkle hit a solo home run to right putting the ‘Cats on the board. Baba Varner Jr. hit an RBI single to tie the game at two.
  • In the third entry, austin ohland he threw a two-run shot to right field. Later in the inning, Tripoli singled down the first base line and scored to Love to give the ‘Cats a 5–2 lead.
  • Northwest Nazarene used a three-run fifth inning to tie the game at five. In the bottom of the seventh, Paganelli and Sauders hit back-to-back singles. Colby Moran then came up and singled to the left side to give the Nighthawks a 6–5 victory.



  • Reid Rasmussen He started the game for the ‘Cats and went four innings striking out two. Gabe Bustamante he came on in relief and pitched one inning striking out one batter. aaron robertson came in to close out the game. He pitched an inning and struck out a batter.


  • The Wildcats return home to face Whitman in a single game on Wednesday, March 22.North Dakota at 2:00 p.m.